NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. — Multiple departments worked to suppress a Newaygo County wildfire Saturday afternoon.
Newaygo County Emergency Services says the wildfire is presently located between 12th Street and 24th Street on Pine Avenue.
“This is a hazardous situation,” county officials warn. “Avoid the area.”
U.S. Forest Service Incident Commander Branden Kelley tells FOX 17 the wildfire, which has since been contained, spanned 15 acres across private land. We're told crews are working to put out hotspots.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Kelley says some crew members from West Virginia joined others in putting out the fire, with a total of at least 40 personnel responding.
No injuries were reported.
County officials iterate that open burning is not currently allowed.